on March 12, 2016
As a Nancy Drew fan I was steered towards this series by Amazon. Although similar to Nancy, Judy Bolton is more of a typical teenager who loses her temper, battles cliques, and sometimes gets things wrong.
Invisible Chimes was a particularly good story that linked its mystery to elements in book #2 and kept me wondering what the outcome was going to be. Judy befriends a girl with a complicated past and tries to figure out what the truth is. She vacillates between believing in her new friend and distrusting her. Her indecision seems realistic.
on December 31, 2011
This book took me a matter of 2 days to read.I was really engaged in the story Margaret Sutton described to me. I have no complaints for the book at all! Judy Bolton of course is working on a new case that unexpectedly popped up in an antique store while admiring a beautiful porcelain antique.Tons of action takes place at the beginning of the story when cars are stolen, but slowly fades to a sweet but secretive mystery. I know this sound confusing but trust me you will get the whole point when you read the story. I love how the author ties the 2nd book mystery " The haunted attic" with this mystery! WARNING: READ THE 2nd BOOK BEFORE THIS! It provides spoilers for The Haunted Attic! I love this Book! must read!
on February 26, 2009
"The Invisible Chimes", the third title in the Judy Bolton Mysteries, is a perfect example of what makes this series so rewarding, particularly for those who are reading them in sequential order. For although it can be thoroughly enjoyed as a "stand alone" adventure, "Invisible Chimes" is actually an intriguing and clever follow-up to the previous title in the series, "The Haunted Attic".
Here, while working on a new mystery involving a daring robbery and an injured young girl with a secret past, Judy slowly becomes aware that she (and by extension, we the readers!) overlooked an important clue that she uncovered during the course of her last investigation ... a clue that might have a direct bearing on her current case. How Judy fits together the final pieces of a puzzle that was larger than she (and we) first suspected makes for thrilling, "just-one-more-chapter-before-bed" reading.
As the mystery unfolds, Judy learns some more valuable lessons about herself and other people, confronting her own quick temper and tendency to pre-judge others, and experiencing a healthy dose of shame along the way. That's what makes Judy one of the most interesting characters in juvenile series history ... her imperfect humanity and her ability to grow as she experiences more of life. "The Invisible Chimes", like the rest of the series, is highly recommended.